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GCC: Anonymous read-only CVS access

In an ongoing effort to accelerate development of GCC and provide an open development environment, we are making our CVS source repository available read-only to the public at large.

That way you can pick up any version (including releases) of GCC that is in our repository or our web pages.

In addition, you can browse our CVS history online at

Using the CVS repository

If you don't already have CVS, we recommend you pick up a recent copy from (Note that CVS versions up to 1.10.4 have "Y2K problems".)

Assuming you have CVS installed on your machine you can check out the GCC sources with the following sequence of commands:

Set CVSROOT in your environment to Alternately add -d in the CVS commands below (place it immediately after cvs, before any other arguments).

Issue the command cvs login. You will be prompted for a password; reply with the empty string.

Issue the command

cvs -z 9 co gcc

to check out the compiler sources, respectively

cvs -z 9 co wwwdocs

to check out our web pages.

Once you've got the repository checked out, cvs update will sync your local copy with the repository. See the CVS manual for additional information on how to use CVS.

Generated files

Our CVS source tree contains a number of files that are generated from other source files by build tools such as Bison, Autoconf, and Gperf. Bison is now required when using CVS to access our sources, but all other generated files are included in the source tree so that GCC can be built without these build tools. The CVS checkout and update operations do not insure that the timestamps of generated files are later than those of the files they are generated from. The script contrib/gcc_update updates the timestamps for all these generated files. See the comments in that script for instructions on running it.

GCC's build system (in particular Make) uses file timestamps to determine if a generated file needs to be updated by running a particular build tool. Because of this, GCC's build system may believe that a generated file needs regenerating even though its source has not changed, and require a particular build tool to rebuild that generated file. If the appropriate build tool is installed on your system, then this will not be a problem. If you do not intend to make changes to the source, you can avoid installing these build tools by running contrib/gcc_update.

There has been some discussion of removing these generated files from GCC's CVS source tree (there is no discussion of removing them from the released source tarballs). If that happens then building GCC from the CVS source tree would require installing the above mentioned build tools. Installing these build tools is not particularly difficult, but can be time consuming especially if you only occasionally install GCC on a particular system.

The build tools that GCC uses are all available from the GNU Project (see, are often already available on many systems, and can often be found already built for some systems. A partial list of these build tools is: Autoconf, Bison, Xgettext, Automake, and Gperf.

Conflicts when using cvs update

It is not uncommon to get CVS conflict messages for some generated files when updating your local sources from the CVS repository. Typically such conflicts occur with autoconf generated files.

As long as you haven't been making modifications to the generated files or the generator files, it is safe to delete the offending file, then run cvs update again to get a new copy.

CVS tags and checkouts

You can check out the latest version of the GCC 3.0 release branch with the following command:

cvs -z 9 co -rgcc-3_0-branch gcc

By changing the -r argument above you can check out particular releases or snapshots or the latest snapshot. Other tags/branches you may want to check out include:

  • gcc_latest_snapshot
  • gcc_ss_yyyymmdd
  • gcc_3_2_release
  • gcc-3_2-branch
  • gcc_3_1_1_release
  • gcc_3_1_release
  • gcc-3_1-branch
  • gcc_3_0_4_release
  • gcc_3_0_3_release
  • gcc_3_0_2_release
  • gcc_3_0_1_release
  • gcc_3_0_release
  • gcc-3_0-branch
  • gcc-2_95_3
  • gcc-2_95_2-release
  • gcc-2_95_1-release
  • gcc-2_95-release
  • gcc-2_95-branch
  • egcs_1_1_2_release
  • egcs_1_1_1_release
  • egcs_1_1_release
  • egcs_1_1_branch
  • egcs_1_0_3_release
  • egcs_1_0_2_release
  • egcs_1_0_1_release
  • egcs_1_0_release
  • egcs_ss_yyyymmdd For snapshots prior to 19990913
  • gnu-win32-b20-branch
  • dfa-branch. This branch contains the insn scheduler with an automaton based pipeline hazard recognizer.
  • cfg-branch
  • ast-optimizer-branch
  • x86-64-branch. This branch contains a stable development version for x86-64 development and is maintained by Jan Hubicka <> and Andreas Jaeger <>.
  • pch-branch. This branch contains work-in-progress towards a precompiled header implementation, including lots of garbage collector changes. As yet, the branch contains no actual precompiled header work; a public announcement will be made on the GCC mailing list when it is ready for testing.
  • cp-parser-branch. This branch contains a new hand-written recursive descent parser for C++.
  • tree-ssa-20020619-branch

Web pages

The web pages for the GCC project are also in the CVS repository and you can check them out, submit patches, etc just like you do for the compiler itself. Use cvs co wwwdocs to check out the web pages.

The host system

The setup of the machine running the site is also available, through cvsweb and anonymous read-only CVS. Use the same procedure as above, but replace the repository bits with and infra.

Please send FSF & GNU inquiries & questions to There are also other ways to contact the FSF.

These pages are maintained by The GCC team.

Please send comments on these web pages and GCC to or, send other questions to

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